Improving your presentation skills

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Tips and tricks for an effective presentation

Before starting to work on a presentation, make sure you ask yourself the following questions:
Who is my audience?
What do I know about it?
What is the most compelling interest they might have in all I could tell them about?

and physically write down the answers.
What is the physical context I will presenting in?
formal vs informal
indoor vs outdoor
large conference hall vs small seminar room
well equipped (i.e. projector) vs scarcely equipped
is interaction with the audience possible/desirable,and for how long?

early in the morning when everybody, if present at all, is still sleepy?
just after lunch?
last after a series of many other speakers?

For how long?
How much time am I supposed to be presenting?

(to be continued...)